Just because the world’s automakers are downsizing their engine opitions doesn’t mean that you have to settle for a lesser vehicle. Take the Audi S4 for example. The car started out as a wonderful bi-turbo V6, but then German automaker wanted to take the entry level sedan DTM racing, so they shoehorned a V8 in between the strut towers and sold to car to the public. The last generation RS4 was an even better car, with a 420 HP 4.2 Liter FSI engine and quattro all wheel drive system it was like an early R8 with the body on backwards. With tighter emissions and fuel consumption becoming more an more of an issue, the current generation S4 had been reduced back to a six cylinder with a blower sitting in the "v".
As an automotive consumer you do not have to settle for this, this is when you turn to the aftermarket, and the German tuning house, MTM is prepared to help you with a simple computer module that will take the 3.0 Liter TFSI engine from 328 HP all the way up to 424 HP without getting your hands dirty. The twisting force is raised from 324 lb-ft up to 379 lb-ft of torque and the upgraded S4 will sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in only 4.6 down from the standard car’s 5.2 second sprint. The modification will set you back 2491 Euro if you want to go to MTM directly, but we are sure for a few more they will figure out a way to raise the 155 MPH speed limiter.
We here at Top Speed love tuned machines, we love them even more when they are racing, but there is a special spot in out hearts for fast wagons. The owner of the BMW M5 must not have known what he was looking at when the Audi RS6 Avant built by tuners MTM rolled up and challenged him to a race. It appears that the BMW is equipped with a Super Sprint exhaust, good for another 40 HP over the 5.0 Liter V10’s 500 HP, but one thing is for certain, an exhaust is no match for a fully built 700+ HP machine.
The French enthusiasts at Grip have set up an interesting competition between an MTM modified Audi RS6 Avant and a Ski-Doo snowmobile. The German tuners MTM have boosted the Audi’s 5.0 Liter TFSI 10 cylinder engine from the standard 580 HP to an astonishing 730 HP. The driver is banking on the Quattro all wheel drive system of the MTM RS6 R to get all that power to the snow covered surface. Watch and see how the tuned twin turbo V10 stacks up against the 1200 cc Rotax motor in this downhill battle. The action starts at around 1:00.
The German tuners Motoren Technik Mayer have turned their attention to Audi’s supercar, the R8. The exterior received a wild green paint scheme while a supercharger was fitted to the 4.2 liter FSI V8 boosting output from the stock 420 HP up to 560 HP. Of course no MTM creation would be complete without a set of Bimoto rims.
The German tuners MTM have just released their latest tuning package for the Audi TTS Quattro. The aesthetic upgrades to the TT consist of an 8 piece bodykit and the company’s signature 9 spoke Bimoto rims. The 2.0 liter TFSI engine in the MTM TTS has been boosted to produce 380 HP while 8 piston Brembo calipers handle stopping.
The KTM X-Bow is the kind of car we love. It’s an engine, a seat, four wheels and a few bolts to keep the whole thing together. Now tuner MTM is giving us something to make our smiles even wider, more power. Its boosting the power from the Audi-sourced 2.0 four cylinder engine from 237 hp to 380 hp. MTM didn’t release 0 to 60 times, but with the sixty percent power improvement, we bet there will be some serious time shaved off the standard X-Bow’s 3.7 second time.
This boosted X-Bow is well above the supercharged Ariel Atom’s 300 hp, so now it may be the king of the hill of spartan sports cars. But this may not last long, a 500 hp Atom rumored to be in development.
The latest addition from MTM is the customization programme for the brand new 2008 Vw Scirocco! This new programme includes an ECU tweak which boosts the power to an astonishing 380 hp, a new set of 19 and 20 inch Bimoto alloy wheels, a new stainless steel exhaust system and a new braking system featuring 380mm brake discs. More details when the vehicle will be officially unveiled!
Audi TT is maybe one of the most popular vehicle from the German manufacturer on the market. Audi recently launched its TTS, a sporty version of the TT featuring a 2.0 liter TFSI engine with 272 hp. Of course, there are people who are not satisfied by the factory cars and want a little more, these people choose MTM, one of the best Audi tuners on the market.
MTM unveiled today the new performance package for the Audi TTS and you know what this means: more power and better performance. The new power output of the engine is bumped 58 hp to a total 330 hp at 6240 rpm.
With the Quattro AWD system and connected to a 6-Speed S-tronic Direct-Shift gearbox the TTS has a top speed of 164 mph. To stop all this new power, MTM added a new set of Brembo brake disks, 380 x 34 mm drilled, 8-piston. Also a new set of 20” MTM Bimoto forged rims were added for better stability.
Have you ever thought that an Audi R8 can be a rival to the Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series? It seems it can with the help of the new customization package by MTM. With the new tuning program the 4.2-liter V8 engine now develops 560 hp. Connected the a 6-speed manual gearbox, the vehicle sprints from 0-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds, exactly as the SL65 AMG Black Series, 0-124 mph in 12.5, while the top speed is electronically limited to 186 mph.
For the speed fanatics MTM can also remove the limitation and, according to them, the vehicle has a top speed of 196 mph. The MTM Audi R8 comes with new MTM Bimoto Forged 9 x 20" ET 42 on the front and MTM Bimoto Forged 11 x 20 ET 50 on the rear, fitted with Michelin Sport Cup tires. MTM also added new brake disks: 380 x 34 punched, ventilated on the front and 356 x 32 on the rear.
The Audi R8 by MTM, comes with a power increase from 420 hp to 550 hp and with over 415 ft lbs of torque at 4800 rpm. The vehicle can sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds, from 0-60 mph in under 12.5 seconds and has a top speed of 195 mph. To make yourself an idea about the performances of the car watch the video and tell us your opinion!